noun, plural as·sem·blies.
- a signal, as by drum or bugle, for troops to fall into ranks or otherwise assemble.
- the movement of forces, tanks, soldiers, etc., scattered by battle or battle drill, toward and into a small area.
Origin of assembly
Examples from the Web for assembly
Call your state senators, your assembly members, your mayors, and your city councils.
You said, “freedom of speech is an illusion” and “freedom of assembly is an illusion.”
Democracy is an illusion, freedom of speech is an illusion, freedom of assembly is an illusion.
The Trial of Jane Fonda is at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh until August 24.Anne Archer: Women in Hollywood Are Doomed Forever|Nico Hines|August 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The bill passed the Assembly at the end of May on a 62-4 vote and headed to the state Senate.‘Degree Mills’ Are Exploiting Veterans and Making Millions Off the GI Bill|Aaron Glantz|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was true in the assembly of Israel of old, and assuredly it is not less true in the Church of God now.Life and Times of David|Charles Henry Mackintosh
Later, an assembly was convened to decide what should be done.The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate|Eliza Poor Donner Houghton
The main bearing bosses were split at a 45 angle for ease of assembly.The Wright Brothers' Engines and Their Design|Leonard S. Hobbs.
A deep silence prevailed over the assembly, many of whom were touched by the wise simplicity of the stranger's words and manner.
On April 26, 1850, a committee of the assembly was appointed to inquire into the subject.The History of the Post Office in British North America|William Smith
British Dictionary definitions for assembly (1 of 2)
noun plural -blies
- a signal for personnel to assemble, as by drum, bugle, etc
- (as modifier)an assembly area
British Dictionary definitions for assembly (2 of 2)
noun plural -blies
Word Origin and History for assembly
c.1300, "a gathering of persons, a group gathered for some purpose," from Old French as(s)emblee "assembly, gathering; union, marriage," noun use of fem. past participle of assembler "to assemble" (see assemble). Meaning "gathering together" is recorded from early 15c.; that of "act of assembling parts or objects" is from 1914, as is assembly line. School sense is recorded from 1932.